Letters to the Editor

Letters | North Bend cops contract should stay with King County

During the North Bend City Council meeting Tuesday, the results of what I would label a token survey were presented to the council and others like myself who reside in North Bend.

Sadly, a very small group—120—of North Bend residents were surveyed by phone and asked what in many cases were leading questions designed to encourage these residents to support a proposed change of contracting police services from the King County Sheriff’s Department to the Snoqualmie Police Department.

Even so, one point that was made abundantly clear in the survey results was the fact that a very high majority of these North Bend residents were well satisfied with the police services already being provided by the Sheriff’s Department.

It’s my strong opinion the contract for police services provided by the King County Sheriff’s Department should be continued to ensure the public safety needs of all North Bend residents. Like the old saying goes, “You get what you pay for,” and this is very important to remember when public safety is on the line.

Jim Curtis

North Bend

 

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